Ag Leader Expands Tech Support

Chuck ZimmermanAg Leader, Audio, Insights Weekly

You’ve heard the old saying, “Jack of all trades, master of none”, right? Over the years, employees have had to know enough about every product just to be dangerous. But with all the advancements in precision agriculture and the ways in which modern farming practices have changed, employees have in fact become experts on one product. They’ve become “specialized teams”. … Read More

Meet Michael Vos, Self-Proclaimed Ag Leader “Geek”

Melissa SandfortAg Leader, Insights Weekly

Michael Vos isn’t just your typical 2,000-acre farmer from southeast Iowa. Okay, maybe he is. But he’s also an accomplished farm geek at a time when being one is pretty chic – and profitable. See, Vos has turned his operation into a working science experiment, testing different practices, challenging traditions and twisting data – with the goal of wringing out … Read More

Maximizing Corn and Soybean Yields

Cindy Zimmermanagronomy, Audio, Events, Farmers, Fertilizer, Growmark, yields

Precision agriculture means more than just the use of equipment and technology to save time and money, it also means the “application of technologies and agronomic principles to manage spatial and temporal variability associated with all aspects of agricultural production for the purpose of improving crop performance and environmental quality.” At the recent GROWMARK FS Green Plan Solutions “In Pursuit … Read More

North American Wheat Algorithm for OptRx Released

Joanna SchroederAg Leader, Corn, IA Power Farming Show, Variable rate, Video, wheat

Ag Leader Technology officially released the North American Wheat algorithm for OptRx during the Iowa Power Farming Show in Des Moines, Iowa this week. OptRx is a crop sensor used for mapping, data collection and real-time variable rate nitrogen application. To learn more about how OptRx worked, I spent some time with Mike Olson, North American Sales Manager for Ag … Read More

Sustainability — Will It Change Agriculture

Kurt LawtonFarmers, Industry News, sustainability

Is sustainability reshaping agriculture? Will it affect your operation? That debate was front and center at a Case-IH sponsored forum during the recent Ag Connect Expo. “We recognize sustainability is a huge buzz word, it means a lot of things to a lot of people, and one panel discussion won’t answer all the questions surrounding this issue,” said Jim Walker, … Read More